Reign of King Alfonso XII

1875 - 1889


Nigel Gooding Collection








1880 - 1889





In 1880, a new design appeared upon a new series of stamps, both the head and the frame being different from the preceding issue. They were engraved by Eugenio Julia Jover, whose name 'Julia' appears on the bottom of the bust. The stamps were typographed by the Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre in Madrid, Spain. Printed in sheets of 100 stamps with each sheet bearing a serial number in the upper right hand corner and a legend describing the purpose for which each of the stamps were issued appearing in the centre of the top selvedge. The same plate was also used for the contemporary issues of Cuba, Fernando Poo and Puerto Rico. It was retouched three times over its nine years of use.





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